Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy…

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

Mavek is the #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 25, 2015

This is Mavek. Being a kid and jumping around is where its at. Mavek is a natural jump for joy expert, no effort involved – just fun :)

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Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 22, 2015

Kerri and I had a great time jumping around in Stanley Park. She has some creative jumping skills and much joy to share. Fun memories :)

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Zlatan Jankovic #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 21, 2015

Zlatan out jumping around and showing us how its done. A big jump for joy to start the day right :)

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Whatever good you do travels a circle and returns to you many times over… #quote #helpothers

“To help yourself, help others. Whatever good you do travels a circle and returns to you many times over- but remember, life isn’t about what you get, it’s about what you become.” – Dennis Gaskill

It’s me! Celebrating spring in Vancouver with some selfie jumping joy :) @eyoalha

When spring hits in Vancouver, the city comes to life… it’s a beautiful time to celebrate and get out and play. This is my super hero jump for joy photo :) Enjoying the warm sunny weather… Life is good. Feeling inspired to do more jumps on my own… lets see what I come up with.

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Marissa Cepelinski #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @marissa_CCF Apr. 18, 2015

This is Marissa. Always full of energy and on the go. She did the most daring jumps of all in these crazy high heals – don’t try this at home! She has been involved in many different causes, including running marathons in Costa Rica to build schools in Ethiopia and community projects with the purpose of getting youth off the streets in the Vancouver Eastside. href=”www.capitalcorefinancial.com” title=”www.capitalcorefinancial.com” target=”_blank”>www.capitalcorefinancial.com

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get far outside of your comfort zone… #quote @comfortzone

“…travel widely, eat adventurously, love passionately, dare with abandon, learm with a voracious appetite, risk being hurt, get far outside of your comfort zone.” – Joyce DiDonato

Lilou Macé @liloumace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @FRLilou Apr. 17, 2015

Selfie photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Lilou. We met in Kauai, Hawaii a couple of years ago and instantly hit it off. She has incredible energy, and is a pure joy to be around. We had great fun together jumping around. Lilou travels the world interviewing people about everyday wisdom and inspiration on Lilou Mace TV check her out.

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if you want something, go get it… @JenPastiloff #quote #gogetit #thetimeisnow

“…here’s the thing: nothing is guaranteed. So if you want something, go get it. If you love someone, show them. If you think you are owed anything beyond this moment, you are in for a wake up call of the hardest kind. The truest wake up call there is. And that is that there are no guarantees. That the time is now. That if we spend our lives saying “I can’t.” or “I am too busy.” we are missing the beauty.” – Jennifer Pastiloff

Lenora Gates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @lenoragates Apr. 15, 2015

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A: Freeing – while jumping you can’t control all parts of your body and you need to let go. Letting go is so freeing.

This is Lenora Gates. Her jumps were inspired by her love of the outdoors. She is on a mission to create a future without Breast Cancer. She chairs the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation B.C. Yukon region and also sits on the National Board.

Learn more about Lenora’s inspirations and how you can support her work towards eliminating Breast Cancer in her Jump for Joy Feature: http://eepurl.com/bgkz9v

things that make you feel happy to be alive… #quote #happy

“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” – Sonny Franco

Lucy Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 13, 2015

This is Lucy. She is sweetness through and through. Visiting Vancouver from Mexico and nannying while she studies English. I have no doubt her gentle kindness will touch the world in all that she does in her life.

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Pleasure is vital to your health, happiness and overall well-being. #quote I’ll jump to that!

“Experiencing pleasure regularly is more impactful than a foot rub or a delicious meal may seem. It is actually an essential part of a healthy life that helps relieve stress and has the power to change your brain chemistry. Pleasure is vital to your health, happiness and overall well-being.” – Terri Cole

Self-respect cannot be hunted… #quote #respect

“Self-respect cannot be hunted. … It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it.” – Whitney Griswold

Farrah Marisa #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! #anideaisborn Apr. 10, 2015

This is Farrah. I met her in Los Angeles. This jump shoot was a special day for me as it was the first day Jump for Joy Photo Project was imagined. After a fun day on the beach doing jump photos together, we sat on her roof top in Venice, California and imagined how wonderful it would be to take Jump for Joy Photos around the world… :)

Farrah gave me a little gift with this note inside which always reminds me that anything is possible:

An idea is born. Jump for joy.

An idea is born. Jump for joy.

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We want to explore and have fun… @donMiguelRuiz #quote #integrity

“There is no need to justify what we are. There is no need to work hard to become what we are not. We just need to return to our integrity, to the way we were before we learned to speak. Perfect. As little children, we are authentic. Only the present time is real for us; we don’t care about the past, and we aren’t worried about the future. We enjoy life; we want to explore and have fun. Nobody teaches us to be that way; we are born that way.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

#TBT Jump for Joy Featuring Peter Verge @PeterVerge from Nov. 2014 @itsthattalkshow @ShawTVVancouver

Jump for JOY! Peter Verge and co-star Bianca Solterbeck have a new show airing April 30th on Shaw TV Vancouver called That Talk Show .

Learn more about what inspires Peter to jump for joy Peter Verge in his Jump for Joy Feature from November 10, 2014

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Video Jumping joy! @goWestCoastTV @ShawTVVancouver @duniatozy​ + @samanthaskelly​

This was such a fun morning with Dunia Tozy and Samantha Skelly shooting a piece for Go West Coast on Shaw TV about the Jump for Joy! Photo Project smile emoticon Enjoy!

Kenny Huang @GameStudioCEO #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 7, 2015

This is Kenny. We went on a jump for joy spree around Railtown… he told me he wasn’t sure if he could jump very high. Clearly, he is an expert. Check out his gaming company: www.bluebatgames.com

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Simone Anderson #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 5, 2015

This is Simone. We did a Big Love Ball shoot with our friend Wendy just before this. So we had some loving jumping joy energy going on. A beautiful way to spend the day :)

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Ashley Wiles @evaruns @Sole_Girls #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 4, 2015


Selfie photo by Eyoälha www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie photo by Eyoälha http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Ashely. She is the founder of Sole Girls, working with teen girls to help girls form strong, confident opinions of themselves (learn more about Ashleys inspirations, sign up to receive the weekly features below).

We met up for the shoot at 2nd Beach in Stanley Park. I had to add in some of our selfie shots we did with the camera timer as we both laughed so hard our faces hurt. A wonderful way to spend the morning.

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To be fully alive… @AniPemaChodron #quote

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” – Pema Chödrön

#TBT Featuring Wendy Williams Watt @wenwillwatt @bigloveball from Nov. 10, 2014 #feature #bigloveball

This is my dear friend Wendy. I am so blessed to have taken many of the photos for her Big Love Ball project and she has introduced me to several of the people featured jumping for joy. As much as I love sharing joy, I also love spreading love.. a perfect combination :)

Take a look through her feature (ignore the repeated answer… my error, I clearly need an editor! ;) http://eepurl.com/6WxCP

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Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! April 1, 2015

This is Courtney, joyfully springing into spring. Taken on one of the first beautiful sunny days in Vancouver, the joy was ever present on this shoot. mineandyours.com

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Joslyn! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 30, 2015

This sweet girl is Joslyn. I always love taking photos of kids jumping for joy, its sometimes more challenging getting the timing right because they follow thier own beat – which is so beautiful – and the act of jumping around and being joyful is so present in kids. Always fun.

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Let’s Put More Joy into Our Lives and Work – Eyoälha Baker’s Health Care Pecha Kucha

My first attempt at public speaking! Forgot a lot of what I wanted to say and fumbled my way through lol but, I did it! Let’s Put More Joy into Our Lives and Work. This Pecha Kucha presentation was done for the 2015 Quality Forum BCPSQC Health Talks. It was a great challenge and look forward to improving my skills at my next speaking engagement :)

Mane Rayne @BodyBlissCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 27, 2015

This is Mane. Mane was a playful thrill seeker, and looked for the most challenging places to jump. Not surprising that he calls his company Urban Health Warriors his mission? “Our goal is to raise global AWESOME(ness) through playful and process-based health coaching…” – he is a joyful warrior indeed, travelling the world doing acroyoga everywhere he goes :)

Get out and play today, enjoy your day.


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Leave people better than you found them… #quote

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” – Marvin J. Ashton

Three simple rules in life… #quote

“Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.” – Unknown

Jessica Carter @JJCarterStyle #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 25, 2015

This is Jessica. We met several years ago playing a soccer game. She has a vibrant, uplifting energy which shines through in her jumping photos, and is sure to bring some joy to your day.

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Exploration leads to accomplishment… #quote #inspire

“The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.” – 
Julia Cameron

Holger Dietrich #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 21, 2015

This is Holger. Holger is from Germany, I met him though a friend he was visiting in Los Angeles. He was such a creative and spontaneous jumper I could barely catch him between giggling fits. A good laugh always makes my day :)

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believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible… #quote

“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” ― Rodolfo Costa

Pati Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 17, 2015

This is Pati. Great times shooting jumping photos with this fiery red headed jumper, getting creative on a warm(ish) sunny day near Granville Island, Vancouver BC Canada.

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say yes to life and have fun… Shannon L. Alder #quote #positivity

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Luke Trancredi #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 14, 2015

This is Luke. We got some great jumping shots thanks to the beautiful spring sunshine streaming into this railway tunnel (don’t worry, we played safely away from the train tracks!) in North Vancouver. Thanks for sharing the jumping joy Luke!

Enjoy your day today, get out and create something beautiful!


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sacrifice what we are for what we could become…

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” – Charles DuBois

Dianna Christopoulos @Dianna_Chr #jumpfojoyphoto of the day!

The moment the jumps really began to get exciting :) Some serious jumping joy here.

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Rachael Watt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 10, 2015

The lovely miss Rachael Watt bringing some beautiful jumping joy to the world near Burrad Bridge in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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a person’s attitude can affect just about everything…

“Everything we do is affected directly or indirectly by our attitudes. A change in a person’s attitude can affect just about everything else in that person’s life. Even a small shift in “attitude adjustment” can have a profound effect on what we do and how we do it… Since our attitudes are the result of our programming, it makes good sense to take a look at the attitudes we are living with, why they are what they are, and which of them we might like to change.” – Shad Helmstetter

Sara Harowitz @sarowitz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 9, 2015

Playing by the poppies, sweet jumping joy. Get out and play today.


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Eugene Suyu @tinkerines #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 7, 2015

Some super jumping joy near the Tinkerine headquarters in Vancouver. Spreading the joy one jump at a time.

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Group #jumpforjoyphoto with fun International Students at the beach!

This was a fun group of international students who were watching as I took photos of Jigme Nehring Jumping for Joy in English Bay. They all started cheering and ran over to take part in the fun :) So we got a shot of them jumping too. Lots of joy being spread today.

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Antonia Jane Allan #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 5, 2015

One of the fastest jump for joy shoots ever! Even with limited time we got some fun shots with the ducks at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park :)

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Lenora Gates @lenoragates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 4, 2015

The beauty of nature shines though no matter the weather, spring in Vancouver brings some grey cloudy days… this natural beauty is reason to jump for joy everyday.

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Jigme Nehring + Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 3, 2015

Jumping into spring with the cherry blossoms in bloom.. simply beautiful :) Jump for joy! Features on these lovely ladies coming soon.

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Marc and Taj #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 2, 2015

A beautiful day of beach jumping joy in Kauai, Hawaii. Loads of fun and lots of laughing.

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Tammy Gillis @Tammy_F_Gillis #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 1, 2015

Jump, jump, jump for joy :) This was a fun jumping shoot with the lovely Tammy Gillis.

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Passion is energy… @Oprah #quote #jumpforjoyphoto

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey